International Lifeguard Training Program
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The International Lifeguard Training Program™ (ILTP®) is a comprehensive training program with an objective driven and performance-based curriculum. It designed to provide foundational aquatic safety concepts, techniques, best practices, and the latest standards utilized in modern aquatic facilities, located anywhere in the world. The integrated curriculum includes professionalism, proactive management of guests, incident prevention strategies, guest surveillance, water rescue techniques, standard first aid, healthcare provider CPR, emergency oxygen support, and automated external defibrillation.
Students will perform on deck and in water simulations, drills, and exercises for rescue techniques as an individual and in team scenarios. Students will also spend time practicing actual lifeguarding throughout the course, with incorporated drills highlighting vigilance. Once students have been given the opportunity to master concept and skill techniques, students are required to demonstrate their competency in each area to meet the objective of the skill or concept. Final test outs include the practical demonstration of skills through individual and team management of various emergency situations, as well as a final written exam requiring an 80% or better score.
The lifeguard course is presented as a specific course type, resulting in a corresponding credential or license upon successful completion. Course types include: Shallow water; Pool; Special Facilities with wave pools; Special Facilities with open water. Training will also include the confirmation of ability at specific depths associated with the training facility and/or the facility at which the lifeguard will eventually be employed.
The ILTP® lifeguard course is presented in a blended or traditional leader-led format, with student reference materials available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and simplified Chinese, among other languages. Students who successfully complete the ILTP® Lifeguard course obtain an ILTP® certificate or license that is valid for one (1) year. Annual renewal is required.
The International Lifeguard Training Program™ is compliant with national and international standards of care and best practices, including the most recent Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) ECC Guidelines.